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Pedro Barcelona players feeling betrayed as forward teams up with Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho is a hated figure in Nou Camp following his run ins with them over the years

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  play Pedro was hosted to a press-conference at Barcelona on Monday (AFP/Getty Images)
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Jose Mourinho's constant battle with Barcelona players during his time in La Liga seems to still be in the mind of the players who are feeling betrayed that Pedro has now teamed with the former Real Madrid manager at Chelsea.

Mourinho is a hated figure in Nou Camp following his run ins with them which started after his UEFA Champions League win over Barcelona for Inter Milan in 2010.

The bad blood continued when Mourinho became coach of La Liga rivals, Real Madrid and got to a tipping point when the Portuguese manager poked then Barcelona coach,  Tito Vilanova in the eye.

Barcelona players still have that in mind as they whistled at Pedro during his Barcelona send-off on Monday, August 24.

Pedro was asked about the situation but the Chelsea forward dodged the question instead revealing that he was well welcomed at the club when he arrived last week.

  play Barcelona players at Pedro Conference think the forward betrayed them by signing for Mourinho (Barcelona/Twitter)

 

Pedro also revealed that a conversation with Mourinho persuaded him to move to London

"There were some big clubs in for me. There was interest from [Manchester] City and United but it was Chelsea that moved the quickest and were the most decisive," Pedro said.

"It's a massive club. They win trophies just as Barca and I don't regret the decision at all.

"I like what Mourinho told me when we spoke. He said that he wanted to make the club stronger and that I would be able to help him do that."

Pedro started his Chelsea career with a bang against West Brom on Sunday, August 23 but the forward said he felt strange playing in another shirt.

"It felt strange yesterday [Sunday]. People here know that I would have happily retired here but Chelsea are a big club and this is a great opportunity to experience another league," Pedro said.

"I love the back and forth nature of English football and I love the atmosphere inside the stadiums."

Pedro also expressed his wish not to meet Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League.

"I would rather it didn't happen. If it does then it will be a strange and emotional day. It would be hard to play against the people who had supported me for so long wearing another shirt," Pedro said.

Watch Pedro make a Barcelona fan cry, below:

Pedro makes a fan cry after admitting he will be leaving for Manchester United

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